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A Guide to Finding the Best Boat Names

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Choosing a Name for Your Boat

You have just found your perfect boat. It has everything you could wish for and more. It's practically shouting, "Buy me, buy me!"

"Wait a minute," you say. "I could never own a boat with a name like that!"

Alas, naming or renaming a boat is not a task to be taken lightly; it requires thought and careful consideration. The name of your boat may reflect the type of boat or something personal to you, or even a mix of the two. Let's take a look at some possible names for different types of boats.

Speed Boat Names

If you have a speedboat or a racing sailboat you may want to opt for a name that is synonymous with speed. This could be something that not only sounds fast but puts fear in your opponent's mind. Let's imagine there's a boat called "Sunshine Seeker" racing against a boat with the name "Greased Lightning." Where would you put your money if betting on a winner?

In the end, it's all about the ability to maneuver a boat at speed and how powerful the engine(s) are, but having a speedy sounding name and a slick appearance never hurts. Here are some examples of suitable names for this type of boat:

  • Lickety Split
  • Greased Lightning
  • Flying Lady (notably from a Rolls Royce)
  • Blew By Ya
  • Bookin
  • Breaking Waves
  • Rebel
  • Wake-Up Call
  • Bad Boy
  • Banshee
  • Razor's Edge
  • Renegade
  • Lic-a-dee-Split
  • Silver Bullet
  • Terminator

Imagine any of these flashing in the face of your adversary as you go racing past and into the lead. Satisfying, isn't it?

Sailing

Sailing

Sailboat Names

There are two types of sailing—racing and cruising. For those who own racers or fast cruisers, you may want to see the names for speed boats above. For pleasure sailing, you'll find suitable names below. Not surprisingly, the word 'wind' is featured in many sailboat names, though names of clouds can also be used to great effect.

  • Summer Wind
  • Second Wind
  • Wind Dancer
  • Tailwinds
  • Ocean Breeze
  • Peaceful Wind
  • Sailing Free
  • Sails Call
  • Sail Away
  • Cirrus
  • Nimbus
  • Sirocco

You can almost picture the wind filling the sails and hear the water splashing against the bow. These have a calming and peaceful effect.

Foreign Names for Boats

The use of foreign names has always been a popular choice, especially among those who want to appear well traveled or wish to conjure up a desire for world travel. That being said, if you're only going to use your boat to cruise in English-speaking areas, perhaps these aren't for you.

  • Carpe Diem (Seize the Day or Seas the Day)
  • La Bella Vita (The Beautiful Life)
  • Ohana (Hawaiian term for extended family)
  • Whãnau (Maori term for extended family)
  • Adagio (Slow Tempo)
  • Adios (Goodbye)
  • Tchau or Ciao (Goodbye)
  • Saudade (longing or missing someone or something)
Fishing boats

Fishing boats

Fishing Boat Names

If you're picking a name for a fishing boat, you have many options to choose from. Whether the boat is for charter or personal use, you can select names associated with fishing tackle or simply the pleasure of fishing.

If you offer a boat charter business, the name should reflect the image you are trying to project. No one wants to go luxury cruising on a boat called "Bait Master," but if they are chartering the boat for fishing, then it is a great name.

  • Gone Fishin'
  • Catchin' Dinner
  • Avid Angler
  • Bait Master
  • Reel World
  • Bigger Game
  • Reel Deal
  • Reel Satisfaction
  • Kingfisher
  • Reel-Nauti
  • Fishin' Magician
  • Heron
  • Pelican
  • Reelaxing

How could you not catch the big one with names like these?

Humorous Boat Names

I personally love seeing a boat with a humorous name. To me, it says the people inside are fun people; they are enjoying themselves and not concerned with what other people think about them or their boat. Here are a few of my favorite examples.

  • Broke but Afloat
  • Called in Sick
  • Going Seanile
  • Your Place Oar Mine
  • What's up Dock
  • Sleeping With Oars
  • Loon-A-Sea
  • Sails Call
  • Rockhopper
  • Vagabond
Anchored in a tranquil bay

Anchored in a tranquil bay

Relaxing Names for Boats

There is a fast-growing number of boats with names that conjure up pleasant, relaxing thoughts. The idea of sailing away and taking a break from the real world while leaving your problems onshore is a lovely one.

Below are a few suggestions.

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Solitude
  • Mental Floss
  • Placid
  • Escape
  • Solitude
  • Serenity
  • Whisper
  • Dreamweaver
  • Stress Less
  • Kindred Spirit

You can almost feel the pressure of a landlocked life floating away as you cast off the bowlines, leaving your problems on the shore.

Alcohol-Related Boat Names

There are also many boat names related to alcohol, which can be fun as long as you don't draw unwanted attention from the port authorities. For some people, boating and alcohol seem to go together. Here are a few choice names.

  • Three Sheets
  • J & B
  • Kahlúa
  • Beeracuda
  • Shaken not Stirred
  • Comfortably Numb
  • On the Rocks (ideally your drink and not your boat)
  • Wine Down
  • Sip & Dip
  • Sundowners
  • 100 Proof
The Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark

Mythological Boat Names

Many people prefer to use a name from Greek mythology. Below are a few of the more popular ones.

  • Phaedra (Bright)
  • Adonis (God of Beauty and Desire)
  • Pegasus (The Flying Horse)
  • Poseidon (God of the Sea)
  • Zephyr (God of the West Wind)
  • Boreas (God of the North Wind)
  • Eurus (God of the East Wind)
  • Notus (God of the South Wind)
  • Odyssey (Epic Voyage)
Yachts in a harbor

Yachts in a harbor

Is It Bad Luck to Rename Your Boat?

The process of renaming a boat is rife with superstition. When trading was done, mainly by ships, each had a reputation. When a vessel arrived in port, it was welcomed, because the locals had developed a relationship with the traders aboard. If a ship changed its name, it was treated with suspicion until it had built up a good reputation.

How to Perform a Boat-Naming Ceremony

If you have purchased a boat and you truly cannot live with the name, you must do the following:

  • Remove everything that has the ship's previous name. Don't forget to check the key chains, life preservers, and paperwork. Stickers with the name may come off with a special cleaner that removes adhesive. Otherwise, you can use a scraper.
  • Notify the Coast Guard of the name change and provide proper documentation
  • Make a speech. Inform the Gods and the boat, of the name change. Splash champagne across the hull. There is no need to smash a bottle on the boat.

Boat Renaming Ceremony

Who Owned These Boats

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. Whose ship was the Santa Maria
    • Drake
    • Columbus
    • Robinson Crusoe
    • Houdini
  2. Whose ship was the Endeavour
    • C.S. Lewis
    • Blackbeard
    • Jack Sparrow
    • James Cook
  3. Whose ship was the Beagle
    • Mary Leakey
    • Charles Darwin
    • David Attenborough
    • Walt Disney
  4. Whose Ship was the Calypso?
    • Jacques Cousteau
    • Henry VIII
    • Napoleon
    • John Lennon
  5. Whose Ship is the Rainbow Warrior?
    • Save the Children
    • Gay rights
    • Greenpeace
    • Red Cross
  6. Whose ship was the Mary Rose?
    • Henry VIII
    • Humphrey Bogart
    • Mark Twain
    • George Washington
  7. Whose ship was the Wyntje
    • John F. Kennedy
    • Walter Cronkite
    • James Cook
    • Lord Byron

Answer Key

  1. Columbus
  2. James Cook
  3. Charles Darwin
  4. Jacques Cousteau
  5. Greenpeace
  6. Henry VIII
  7. Walter Cronkite

Questions & Answers

Question: Could you please help me come up with a name for my boat? It has to incorporate Pizza. I own a pizza place.

Answer: One idea would be to start with the words, 'piece of' and replace those with pizza. For example, "pizza heaven", "pizza paradise".

Question: Can you help us with a boat name for a pontoon? My husband is retired; USN Sr. Chief, he now works for the Federal Aviation Administration flying over airports to inspect them. We love to putz around our lake, swim and have a few drinks. Our last name is Morehouse. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

Answer: Hi,

Thanks for your question. Here are a few ideas for you:

Fun afloat

Chill time

Happy Ours

Water Haven

Time flies by

Memory Maker

Cruise Mission

I tried some anagrams of your surname but nothing seemed suitable. I thought about 'Houseless' but that seemed too close to 'homeless' which you aren't.

Question: We are want to somehow name our boat in memory of our daughter who died of cancer when she was 10 years old. Her name is Rayanne Marion Dorgan. Would you have any ideas?

Answer: I think Rayanne would be a wonderful name for your boat.

Question: What can I name my boat that has something to do with golf or landscaping?

Answer: See if any of these suit your needs: 19th Hole, stroke of luck, or off course. For landscaping, "no more weeding", Eden, Flora, Jardine. Do any of those appeal?

Question: Could you help with a name for our new fishing/pleasure boat? My husband is a retired fireman, last name is Sloan and we love Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Answer: I'll have to pass on the Lynyrd Skynyrd angle. Regrading the firefighting angle, how about Code 4 or knot on call.

Question: How do I find the meaning of a boat's name?

Answer: Your best bet would be ask the owner. If it is a play on words, it's not always understandable straightaway. If it is a foreign word, you can Google it and you'll get a translation.

© 2012 Mary Wickison

What Would You Name a Boat?

Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on September 12, 2020:

You can of course include various names of tools unless they are a brand name. Just make sure there are no unintended connotations. My initial thought was Grinder but that may not be what you're looking for.

Also consider the usage of the boat. Fishing, skiing, sailing etc. You can use words that are associated with the type of boat. Or also the sense of pleasure you get from it.

Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on September 12, 2020:

Hi Valerie,

Take a look at the speed boat names above to start with. Also include words such as spray, ski, skim, glide, slide etc. Words that specifically point to skiing.

Also think of words about the emotions you feel when you are skiing. For example: Exhilarating, freedom, tranquil, rush perhaps.

As for including your name, the only one I can think of is Squelch. Combining the sounds of Ski and Welch. Although to my ear, that isn't appealing.

Karl on September 10, 2020:

What would be a good boat name for a machine shop owner?

Valerie Welch on September 05, 2020:

My last name is Welch and we bought a ski boat. Suggestions please...?

Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on August 21, 2020:

I think that is a great idea. Sh-bo or a longer version could be shebeaux.

Shelly on August 19, 2020:

Any suggestion wanting to name our fishing boat my name is shelly his is beaux so trying to put something together with a blend of our names

Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on August 08, 2020:

No, that sounds like you are going to sink!

'Unfathomable' perhaps. You could be a 'man of mystery' and have hidden depths.

E. Mayeux on August 06, 2020:

would fifty fathoms be a good name for sailboat?

Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on July 17, 2020:

Boat full of Loonies, Looney tunes, The Looneys. Or simply just Looney.

Because your surname already has a meaning to it, you can keep it simple. You could just use the word Lunacy.

Carrie on July 07, 2020:

Any ideas for a fishing boat? Would like something unique that has last name Looney in it. Seen Loon A Sea in here and thought it was cute but were fresh water because we live in Oklahoma. Kinda stumped right now.

Holly on July 01, 2020:

First time boat owners. Tried to buy a boat 17 years ago but stopped looking once we found out I was pregnant with our son. Was so happy to find out we were having a boy after the 2 girls and never thought we would ever get a boat.

Thoughts on names?

Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on May 29, 2020:

Hi Dena,

I am not certain if you plan to use this for fishing or just boating.

Here are a few suggestions.

Drum n' Bass

Rumdrum

Drumrolls

Drum Club

Playing Drums

Keepin Time

Drums Out

Swing Time

Rhythm Zone

I would suggest you throw in a lot of musical words, and the planned use of your boat. Mix and match these words until something POPS off the page at you.

Dena Drum on May 12, 2020:

My husband and I just purchased a Key West. Looking for a name that plays on our last name, Drum.

We've thought of Nauti Drums, The Beat Goes On but not what we are looking for.

Appreciate any suggestions.

Cathy on March 14, 2020:

Can you help me with a name for my boat I want to name her after my grandkids ,3 of the grandkids names begins with Tay and 1named Greyson

Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on January 14, 2020:

If that makes you happy then I'm sure she would want that.

Ssndy on January 13, 2020:

My late wife's name, a good name for a fishing boat?

Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on July 14, 2019:

That sounds like the perfect name for your boat, well done.

Funky Fun on July 09, 2019:

Last name is Funkhouser does funky fun sound like a good name for my boat

Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on April 16, 2019:

I like the name 'Big Fitz', personally. Here's a few more. 'Fitz o'Fun', KKFitz (for Kimberly, kids & you husband), Fit-Zee.

Kim on April 06, 2019:

Hi,

My husband and I are struggling to come us with a name for our boat. It is a 26ft bow rider. My name is Kimberly and we had talked about Kimberly Ann but our kids shot that down. Our last name is Fitzpatrick (my husband is called Big Fitz) so I was thinking maybe something with our last name. Our wedding song was “You’re the Inspiration” so maybe a name using Inspiration. We love sports as well. So very much in need of help with this.

Grace on February 28, 2019:

My husband owns a used car lot. Any suggestions on a great name for a boat?

Tyler Everett on February 23, 2019:

I am a project manager for a civil construction company and my soon to be wife is a registered nurse. Our last name is Everett. We have a fishing boat that we need a name for. We have considered Mama Tried and Ditch Digger but would some other options. Thanks!

Anonymous on November 01, 2018:

If I had a yacht I would make it a luxury yacht. I would name it Titan.

Mike on October 05, 2018:

We own a golf cart shop ( sales and service) and are looking a name for our new boat. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks

Brenda on September 09, 2018:

Hi, we just boat a 54 foot Sea Ray Sun dancer. We are at Lake of the Ozarks in Mo. Any ideas on a name?

Lisa S on May 28, 2018:

Hi, Just brought a boat and thinking of something to name it. I brought it with my inheritance from my parents (both deceased) I want to name it something honoring them

Thank you

Cyndee Reidel on May 16, 2018:

Just bought a boat and will be the boys first time named. We wanted something that ties it to our daughter. Her name is Rory.... or were thinking something w a Roar. Any suggestions.. it is a small 18ft lake boat :) any ideas would be so helpful!!

Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on May 11, 2018:

Hi Mario,

Here are a few to consider:

Lucky streak

On the nose

Nipped at the post,

Champions,

On track,

thoroughbred,

On course,

Neck and neck,

Winners enclosure,

Garland of roses,

Wind Rider,

Mario Bologna on May 07, 2018:

Hi

We need a name honoring both of our dads (both deceased), one of the things they had in common is, going and betting on horse track races.

We have been racking our brains for over a month and still haven't found a proper name for it.

Please help

Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on February 11, 2018:

The word furacious I made up. It is more of a portmanteau of fur and vivacious, delicious, or something akin to that.

Regarding the foreign names, if you open up Google or Bing translator and put in meaningful words to you. Such as blessed, adopted, saved, hope, some of the translated words are beautiful.

threekeys on February 10, 2018:

I dont know why but I can look up boat names to give me inspiration. I wonder what "furtacious" means? Thanks for bringing in the idea of boat names in foreign laguages.

Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on February 10, 2018:

Here are a few for you to consider:

Second chance

paw pad

kitty pup

saving grace

pet jet

fast and fur-rious

Luv R Critters

Free & Easy

Furtacious

I've also thrown in some foreign words:

abençoado (blessed in Portuguese)

bendito (blessed in Spanish)

Bjarga (save in Icelandic)

Keep me posted on the name you finally decide on.

Hnasons on February 08, 2018:

I have been reading your articles and felt compelled to write since seeing the creative and helpful ideas and suggestions of boat names.

If you would be so kind as to help us with some suggestions… we’d appreciate it.

My husband and I are in our late 40’s and just found each other 6 years ago, marrying last year, We have shared our home and our family for about 5 years and when I say “family” I am referring to our pets. We are HUGE animal lovers and strong advocates for dogs and cats, and for adoption and rescue. We would love to incorporate a name that defines our love of pets and yet leave people inspired and while thinking “wow, that is really a great name!" lol No pressure, right? The boat we are getting is a 24 foot jet boat for relaxing, fishing and maybe some raft pulling etc…

The boat we are getting is brand new and being built… we are not fancy folks (my husband is a mechanic and shop owner and I am a hospice nurse) yet, this boat is a HUGE expense to us but because of his love of the water and our mutual adoration for our pets… can you give us any ideas?

Note: our first boat which we purchased 4 years ago is 20 years old. It was inexpensive but we loved it and we even gave it a name though we never got around to putting the name on. Because it was not new, not expensive and not perfect (though perfect to us) we named it ADOPTED. We thought it was pretty cool - who knows? Anyway, we’d love to name this boat and really want it special.

Please help?

Thanks so much in advance

Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on January 08, 2018:

We are hoping to sell our farm and live on a sailboat. I have never been sailing but my husband assures me, I'll love it.

I'm glad you enjoyed sailing, it was kind of your coworker to invite you.

I'm pleased you liked the names here, thanks for your visit.

FlourishAnyway from USA on January 06, 2018:

I'll never have a boat, but I really enjoyed the clever and humorous names here. I used to live near a coastal community in Maine and was lucky enough to be able to go out on a coworker's sailboat several times. It was always a lovely day on the water.

Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on November 07, 2017:

Hi Gordon,

I like the name Kingfisher and have added it to the list of names.

We have 3 different types of kingfishers where I live and they are excellent at fishing. In fact, they have a better success rate than I do with a rod and reel.

I think many people feel the same way as you do about renaming a boat. If someone is thinking of reselling their boat in the future, then it would be wise to select a good name from the outset. I wonder how many sells are lost because of a poor choice of name?

Great to hear from you, thanks for reading.

Gordon Hamilton from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom on November 06, 2017:

A subject very close to my heart, Mary. Many interesting names there for lots of different types of boats. The most common name I've come across for a fishing boat is Kingfisher, or some closely associated adaptation thereof. Been out on a lot of boats with names like that. I'm really old fashioned, in one particular respect at least, I'm afraid - and totally frown on renaming a boat under any circumstances. Yes, I know - many say it's superstitious mumbo jumbo. If anyone's going to do it though, you're advice does sound good :)

Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on November 06, 2017:

Those are great names for boats. You know your nautical history.

Who knows what's around the corner, you could still get that tall ship.

Thanks for reading.

Nell Rose from England on November 06, 2017:

I love this! I love the old boats, Mary rose etc, and have a couple of galleons and cutters on display in my bedroom! lol! proved my point with your quiz! 100 percent! Yeah! I always said if I were rich I would buy a tall ship and call it either moonfleet or sebastian rose!

Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on September 26, 2017:

Hi Jeff,

There are so many variations to beverage names and it is no secret that boating and alcohol go hand in hand. I think the tolerance of harbor masters varies from place to place for such recreation.

Glad you liked the list, thanks for reading.

Jeff Boettner from Tampa, FL on September 23, 2017:

Awesome!! was looking for a boat name list. I'm thinking "Comfortably Numb", but also like "Three Sheets". Hahaha, then again, "Beeracuda" is priceless. Hmmmm, would be kewl if you posted a list of names for blenders as well :) -- J

Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on September 19, 2017:

Hi Kristi

Sorry for the delay, it was a lot more difficult than I initially thought.

I think with a little work and wordplay, some of the following may be a good place to start.

Scotch and Watters, or any beverage normally mixed with water.

Calm Watters

Blue Watters

Watters shed

Watters Works

Watters time

Watters Way

Divine Watters

Watters fronts

Wattersbed

Watters Cooler

Cooler Watters

stay away from Muddy Watters though.

Let me know what you finally decide on.

Thanks for your question.

Kristi on September 15, 2017:

Ideas for cruiser with the word "Watters". Our last name

Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on September 14, 2017:

Hi Marisa,

Well, there is nothing like a challenge. Not a lot to go on really but here goes.

Embees (M Bs)

mb x 2

the first part of your name is Mar which is 'sea' in (Portuguese and Spanish)

Bella Mar

Or a combination of your husband's name and yours.

I reckon the boat should be named after you for a few reasons.

1. Your husband has a boat.

2. Your husband has you.

3. Your husband is a gentleman.

4. Your husband likes a peaceful life.

5. Boats are always referred to as a female.

If you are on Facebook, I suggest you throw it out to your connections who know you. They will probably give you some suggestions which are much more personal to you.

Let me know what you finally decide on.

Great to hear from you.

Marisa on September 14, 2017:

Hi my boyfriend and I just bought a 26ft sea ray but can't decide on a name. I would like a name that reflects us as a couple or the initials MBBRH doesn't have to be in that order. My and my hubby's initials are MB if it need to be cut short. Can you help

Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on September 03, 2017:

Hi Judy,

Thanks for the question.

Here are a few ideas.

Untangled

detangled

Cut and Go

Blown away

Permanent solution

wave maker

hairway to heaven

million hairs

headonizm

shear beauty

tre'ss bien

bobbers

snip snip away

Judy C. on September 02, 2017:

We are buying a boat a will be renaming her. My problem is I'm a hairstylist and want something that represents or a pun of my career. Could you help with some ideas? Thanks

Ann Carr from SW England on July 31, 2017:

Do let us know what you eventually do name it!

Ann

Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on July 31, 2017:

I too love the name, Mental Floss. When we sell our farm, we are seriously considering buying a sailboat and living aboard, hence the idea of this article. One of the yachts we are interested in has an awful name (according to my husband), so it would need to be changed. Oh the discussions we have had over names. It is likely our boat will be called "Nameless" as we just can't agree on one. LOL

Thanks for reading.

Ann Carr from SW England on July 31, 2017:

Love 'Mental Floss'! Sadly, I'm never likely to own a boat but I do like being by and on the sea (though not in it!). I always look at their names when in a harbour or marina and some are indeed fascinating.

This is a great read with style that flows. It's a while since I read any of your hubs which is very remiss of me. Mental note to catch up with a few more!

Ann

Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on July 28, 2017:

Some of those names might well suit a pug. Banshee, for example, might suit an active one.

Regarding superstitions, there is often a reason behind most, although as time passes, fewer people remember what that reason was.

Thanks for reading, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Mona Sabalones Gonzalez from Philippines on July 27, 2017:

A lovely selection of names. I don't have a boat, but maybe I can choose among those names if I buy a pug. Interesting story about the superstition related to changing a boat's name, and the practical reason behind it:)

Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on June 26, 2017:

Hi Audrey,

Thanks for your kind words, I'm glad you enjoyed it. My husband and I are thinking of buying a sailboat so we have been exploring possible names.

Thanks for reading.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on June 24, 2017:

I really like this well-written hub about boat names. The relaxing list of names are lovely. An entertaining and education article!

Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on May 05, 2017:

Hi Peg,

I know what you mean, watching boats and being near the water is calming. Owning the boat and paying for all those repairs is when it becomes stressful.

Still, it is a dream for many, myself included.

Thanks for your comment.

Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on May 05, 2017:

Nice photos and beautiful scenes. I loved the names of some of these boats like Serenity and Whisper. I used to work for an alarm company that protected Bertram Yachts in Miami. I always loved seeing the beautiful and expensive boats in their yard. Ahoy.

Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on January 17, 2017:

Hi Nell,

My husband keeps looking at the gaff rigged ships. All I see are a bunch of ropes. Where I have visions of sitting on a catamaran drinking my mug of tea with a good book, he has visions of rolling seas, pitching boats and water spray in his face.

We need to find a compromise. We are trying to swap our house in Brazil for a boat. Know any takers? We'll pay a good commission!

Nell Rose from England on January 16, 2017:

The only boat or ship that I would love would be one of the old cutters or galleons! we call the cutters etc tall ships, but I love them, and would love to sail around the world with those!

Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on January 05, 2017:

Hi Jill & Dora,

I'm glad you both enjoyed it. They always say, a pretty boat sails well, perhaps a great name helps too.

Thank you both for reading.

MsDora on January 05, 2017:

Mary, this was so entertaining and informational too. Now, I think the boat ride would be more enjoyable if you like the name.

Jill Spencer from United States on January 05, 2017:

These were a lot of fun, and the quiz at the end was great. A good read!

Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on November 19, 2016:

Hi Marlene,

Sorry for the late reply.

Some people keep the name and others opt to change it. Just today I was reading about a boat which has had 3 names. Its name, now is January. This was the month the couple were married and also the month they bought their boat. Plus it is also a time of new beginnings.

Thanks for reading, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Marlene Bertrand from USA on November 04, 2016:

These are all very interesting names. I did not know that boats could be renamed. I mean, I did believe it was bad luck to rename a boat. Thank you for clearing that up for me. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the reason behind each type of boat name.

Craig White on August 08, 2016:

Named my Jon boat Stacyann after my beloved

Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on August 02, 2016:

That would be a wonderful name for a boat as well.

Thanks for reading.

Blu Luna on July 10, 2016:

daughters name is Blu

Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on June 13, 2016:

That sounds like a fantastic name for a boat. Many boats and yachts, take their names from mythology. I think it gives them more class to be honest.

Person on June 13, 2016:

I would name a boat Princess Andromeada from Greek mythology also the name of Luke's yaht from Percy Jackson.

Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on June 06, 2012:

Hi Natashalh,

Glad you enjoyed it.

Great to hear from you.

Natasha from Hawaii on June 05, 2012:

Thanks for the fun quiz!

Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on April 15, 2012:

A gentleman named John Staluppi. He was one of the first to see the potential of a car maker called Honda. After a decade he had a 20 dealerships. His next success was with Hyundai.

He turned his hand to the yachting industry and created Millennium Super Yachts.

Dianna Mendez on April 15, 2012:

I guess this is as important as naming your special puppy. Enjoyed the hub topic. I saw a yacht the other day with the name, "Diamonds Are Forever!"..wonder who owns it?

Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on April 15, 2012:

Hi Ruth,

I am pleased you liked it. You would get on well with my better half, he loves those novels as well.

Ruth Clark from Arkansas, USA on April 15, 2012:

Excellent hub and very well written. I always heard that it was bad luck to re-name a ship. But maybe that's a "Navy" thing. I think I read it in a Napoleonic wars series of British Naval novels.